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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower

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Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Here at Inhabitat we've seen vehicles powered by algae, poo, and magnets -- but our favorite source of sustainable propulsion is human power! The HumanCar is powered by your very own kinetic force -- just

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Evatran Unveils World’s First Wireless EV Charger

Evatran Unveils World’s First Wireless EV Charger

In today's age of wireless technology, the plug-in electric vehicle is both revolutionary and kind of a throw-back to wired technologies of times past. Fear not -- wireless charging for your gas-free

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Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Earlier this year we told you all about the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid concept car and now we get to tell you -- as we so rarely get to do -- that this concept car is about to become a reality! The Spyder

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Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive video show we test drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF, which will go on sale starting in December in select cities. With a sticker price of $33,000,

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The Blink: A New Intuitive Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Blink: A New Intuitive Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Blink family of electric vehicle charging stations was just unveiled at the Plug-in 2010 conference in San Jose, California and we're already envisioning them sprouting up on street corners and

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Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few

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Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Planning a party? You might want to check out Boxman Studio’s solar-powered party venue, which comes conveniently packed into a pop-up shipping container. The innovative system that takes just 20

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New York City Unveils First Federally-Funded EV Charging Station

New York City Unveils First Federally-Funded EV Charging Station

In anticipation of the forthcoming flood of electric vehicles, the City of New York just officially unveiled its first EV charging station. The station is the first of 100 that will be installed in the

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Green Overdrive Video: How to Give Your Prius a Plug

Green Overdrive Video: How to Give Your Prius a Plug

Yes, your Prius is awesome, but it could be just a littler more rad if you could connect it to the power grid and it got 100 MPG. Over here in San Francisco, we've got an answer for you: Green Gears, a

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker‘s first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer “Level 2″ electric vehicle charging

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BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

Luxury car fans, start your engines — BMW’s very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum

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GigaOM TV Launches Green Overdrive Video Show!

GigaOM TV Launches Green Overdrive Video Show!

If it's green, we'll drive it -- that's the motto of a new weekly video show for GigaOM TV and Earth2Tech called Green Overdrive, where the Earth2Tech editors drive the latest green vehicles, from a

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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

Think it’s time for New York City to update its cab design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called “taxi of tomorrow” — a cab that

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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body styles–the first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed “Alpha”, the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now

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San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

Bright green, hanging and vibrant flora are invading the city of San Francisco, in the most global and ubiquitous sense. Vertical Gardens, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects, San

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Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

The Toyota Prius revolutionized the world of hybrid cars. Now Toyota is set to dominate hybrid minivans with the upcoming Prius minivan, set to hit showrooms early next year! According to Toyota, the

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UN-HABITAT Selects Chicago as One of the World’s Greenest Cities

UN-HABITAT Selects Chicago as One of the World’s Greenest Cities

Recently the city of Chicago was honored as one of two exceptionally green US cities to be shortlisted for UN-Habitat's 100 Cities Initiative. The project aims to give cities, governments, and even

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Straight Talk about the Zero S Electric Motorcycle

Straight Talk about the Zero S Electric Motorcycle

Photo by Victoria Sprung Although Mastrangelo loves the green features of this pristine two-wheeler, the first thing he wanted to tell me about was how the bike feeds his need for speed. The bike gets

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Rotel: A Globe Trotting Hotel on Wheels

Rotel: A Globe Trotting Hotel on Wheels

We're accustomed to being toted around from place to place on vacation -- cruise ships, anyone? -- but the Rotel takes the concept to new heights. The bright red hotel-on-wheels from Rotel Tours has 24

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Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Some years ago a councilwoman of Davis, California protested the repaving of several historic alleyways in her neighborhood, claiming that new asphalt would destroy the 'mellow' ambience of the roads.

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Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

Ferrari Unveils 599 HY-KERS Hybrid Supercar

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show is showcasing some incredible green machines, with scores of auto manufacturers including Porsche and Lotus rolling out fuel-efficient vehicles. The latest to step up to the

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918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

918 Spyder is Porsche’s First Ever Plug In Hybrid Electric Car

Photos via Autoblog Porsche recently blew everyone at the Geneva Auto Show out of the water with their freshly unveiled electric concept car - their first plug-in hybrid ever. Dubbed the 918 Spyder,

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Ultra-Sleek F800 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is no newcomer to the field of stylish, fuel-efficient cars -- just check out their crazy hybrid F-Cell Roadster or the all-electric Gullwing concept car -- but their new F800 style concept

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San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Want to jump start the electric vehicle revolution? Then make it illegal to ignore. That's what San Francisco is doing with a revised building code that will require all new structures to have wiring for

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Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

If you're one of many greenies who recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius, turn that ride right around. The Japanese company has just announced that it's recalling 437,000 of its hybrid cars because of a

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World’s Smallest Portable Printer Doesn’t Use Ink

World’s Smallest Portable Printer Doesn’t Use Ink

Computing on-the-go couldn't be easier with the bevvy of smart phones, laptops and netbooks on the market. But printing documents while away from the home or office is a whole 'nother story -- until now.

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Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota recently unveiled the FT-CH, a hybrid concept car that stands to one-up the Prius in terms of price and performance. A full two feet shorter than its predecessor, the compact hybrid is lighter,

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Top 5 Greener Gadgets Unveiled at CES

Top 5 Greener Gadgets Unveiled at CES

If you're like us, you've been salivating over all of the fresh greener gadgets presented at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It wasn't easy, but we managed to narrow down the list to

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